The Linden Branch

"The Linden Branch" is the fourth movement in Miriam Gideon's song cycle Spirit Above the Dust.

Date: 1981Composer: Miriam GideonText: Archibald MacLeishSong Collection: Spirit Above the Dust

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The Linden Branch
by Archibald MacLeish

Strophe of green leaves
In the inevitable spiral,
Versical of God,
Of what green sound the body?
Silence of what lyre?
O linden bough, O leaves,
Teach us your intervals:
Our strings are strung so false
We make no music be.
Could we as you be strung
For wind to blow on, we
Might be that song.

Sheet Music

Spirit Above the Dust

Composer(s): Miriam Gideon

Song(s): 1. Prologue
2. Know the World
3. The Two Trees
4. The Linden Branch
5. Black Boy
6. My Caliban Creature
7. The Snow Fall

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